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Drew Peterson Heads to Court; Media Fights for Open Proceedings

The media in Chicago are going to court to fight for open court proceedings so that they can be in the court room later this month when Drew Peterson, accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Salvio.
A combined effort between the Sun-Times, AP, and the Chicago Tribune have joined forces to deny the Peterson defense team motion to keep the hearing closed.

The former Bolingbrook police sergeant was charged for the 2004 murder after the body of Salvio was exhumed. He’s also a suspect in the disappearance, and assumed murder, of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who went missing in October 2007.

Although close friends and Stacy’s family believe Peterson killed her, her body has never been found.

Drew Peterson gained a weird celebrity-status during the case, never refusing reporters and even tried to draw attention to himself. He booked shows on both local TV and radio programs, and the media, never to miss out on an opportunity, covered the trial, his day-to-day exploits, and even his dating life. Peterson got engaged to a woman nearly 1/3rd his age in the midst of the media hoopla.

Now that the case is in court, it seems that Peterson has changed his tune.